KNOT Poised to Order Up to Four More Shuttle Tankers

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Flickr-Kees Torn under CC BY-SA 2.0 license Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers (KNOT) has reportedly inked a Letter of Intent (LoI) with COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry to order two firm 154,000 dwt shuttle tankers.Under the agreement, the company has an option to book the construction of two more shuttle tanker newbuilds, data from Asiasis shows.The financial details of the contract were not disclosed, however, should the contract move forward, the first vessel is expected for delivery within 30 months.The LoI is being reported on the back of an order for two shuttle tanker newbuilds placed by KNOT with Hyundai Heavy Industries at the end of last month.The two ships are assigned for Norwegian oil major Equinor, and are to be employed on the Roncador field, the third largest producing field in Brazil, in which Equinor recently acquired 25 percent interest.The vessels are designed for operations in Brazilian waters and will come in operation in 2020.World Maritime News Staff; Image Courtesy: Flickr-Kees Torn under CC BY-SA 2.0 licenselast_img read more

Sonia Mulayam among members administered oath on second day

first_imgNew Delhi: Congress leader Sonia Gandhi and Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav were among leaders who took oath as members of 17th Lok Sabha on Tuesday, with the House witnessing a virtual slogan-shouting contest between treasury and opposition benches.Gandhi, who retained the Rae Bareli constituency, took her oath in Hindi on the second day of the maiden session of the new Lok Sabha. Her son and Congress President Rahul Gandhi appeared to be capturing the moment on his mobile phone from the opposition benches. Also Read – Cong may promise farm loan waiver in HaryanaWhile there was loud thumping of desks by the Congress members, voices were heard from the BJP benches “greeting” Sonia Gandhi “for taking oath in Hindi”. Immediately after her, BJP MP and former minister Maneka Gandhi was administered the oath and she and her sister-in-law Sonia Gandhi greeted each other with folded hands. Accompanied by his son and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav, an ailing Mulayam, 79, was brought to the House in a wheel chair and was allowed to take oath on priority from his seat due to health considerations. Also Read – Modi formed OBC commission which earlier govts didn’t do: ShahAkhilesh, who has been elected from Azamgarh, also took oath. There was loud applause when BJP MP Om Birla, who is the NDA’s nominee for Lok Sabha Speaker’s post, entered the House and later when he got up to take oath. The formal proceedings were peppered with some slip-ups and banter. Many newly-elected members on Tuesday animatedly raised slogans after concluding their oath in Lok Sabha, with some even engaging in raillery and heated exchanges, ignoring the Chair’s direction to desist from it. The presiding officer directed that no slogans will go on record. BJP MPs ended their oath with loud chants of ‘Bharat mata ki jai’ and Jai Shri Ram. There were similar slogans from ruling party benches when opposition party MPs, especially from Trinamool Congress, got up to take oath. Those from TMC retaliated with chants of “Jai Durga and Jai Hind” Dressed in jeans, white shirt and blazer, actor Sunny Deol, who is a first-time MP, took oath in English amid cheers and slogans like ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ from the treasury benches. The BJP MP from Gurdaspur smiled and quickly rectified his mistake after he said “withhold the sovereignty and integrity of the country” instead of “uphold the sovereignty and integrity of the country”. Two members had to read the oath twice. Bhagirath Choudhary, BJP MP from Ajmer, first started reading the oath in Sanskrit. However, the Lok Sabha Secretary General said he had given Hindi as his preferred language, so he should take his oath again. In the second instance, Jagdambika Pal from Domariyaganj in Uttar Pradesh, skipped a few words in the initial read. Samajwadi Party MP from Sambhal Shafiqur Rahman Barq objected to Vande Mataram slogan, drawing protests from members of treasury benches who demanded an apology from him. Taking a dig, Congress President Rahul Gandhi asked BJP MP Arun Kumar Sagar, who chanted ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ twice, to raise the slogan “one more time”. Gandhi again repeated “one more time” after the next BJP MP Ajay Kumar also raised the slogan of “Bharat Mata ki Jai”. Kumar than retorted that he will say the slogan again if Gandhi can complete it by chanting ‘Jai’ following which Gandhi said “Jai Hind” and was joined by other Congress members. Asaduddin Owaisi, AIMIM MP from Hyderabad, chanted “Jai Bheem, Jai Meem, Takbeer Allahu Akbar, Jai Hind”, after members from the ruling side shouted slogans of ‘Jai Shri Ram’, ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Vande mataram’. Aam Aadmi Party’s lone MP Bhagwant Mann exchanged words with members of treasury benches as he ended his oath with the slogan ‘Inqalab Zindabad’. Badal concluded his oath with Sikh religious chant of ‘Wahe Guruji ka Khalsa, Wahe Guruji ki Fateh”. Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal, AIUDF leader Badruddin Ajmal and former Union ministers Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Preneet Kaur and Shashi Tharoor, and actor Kirron Kher were also administered oath. Tharoor was absent on Monday when other members from Kerala, including Rahul Gandhi, took oath. Kaur, who is the wife of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, had a bandage on her forehead. Former Union minister P Chidambaram was sitting in the Speaker’s Gallery as his son Karti Chidambaram took oath. Newly elected MPs from Tamil Nadu, including T R Balu, A Raja, Kanimozhi, Dayanidhi Maran and Karti Chidamabaram, took oath in Tamil. When a DMK member hailed Periyar, Kaliangar, Gandhi and Ambedkar, the Chair said only the prescribed format should be taken on record.last_img read more

Imagine Dragons To Headline Benefit Concert For OneOrlando Fund

first_imgGRAMMY Award-winners Imagine Dragons and fun. frontman Nate Ruess announce the “ALL IS ONE Orlando Unity Concert,” taking place on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at Hard Rock Live Orlando.One-hundred percent of ticket sales will directly benefit the OneOrlando Fund, providing support for victims and survivors, their families and various communities affected by the recent Orlando tragedy.Those looking to support the cause but unable to attend the concert can purchase a ticket to be donated to those who provided aid in the wake of the tragedy (first responders, trauma team workers, local hospital staff, etc.). One-hundred percent of these ticket sales will also directly benefit the OneOrlando Fund.Official tickets can only be purchased at the Hard Rock Live Box Office at or 407-351-LIVE (5483) and to purchase tickets or to purchase for first responders. Tickets cost $150 for general admission and balcony and $200 for table seats. For this one-night benefit concert, all Ticketmaster service charges will be waived.For more information, please visit read more

The 16th Annual DGC Awards take place on Oct 28th Congrats to

first_imgALLAN KING AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DOCUMENTARYPresented by Rogers Group of FundsAll Governments Lie: Truth, Deception and the Spirit of I.F. Stone – Fred PeabodyThe Apology – Tiffany HsiungGun Runners – Anjali NayarQuebec My Country, Mon Pays – John Walker BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – TELEVISION SERIESGordon Barnes – Frontier, Episode 101 – A Kingdom Unto ItselfJohn Dondertman – Orphan Black, Human Raw MaterialIan Hall – Sensitive Skin, Episode 202Rupert Lazarus – Shoot the Messenger, Episode 1, Beginner’s Luck BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – FEATURE FILMPresented by Pinewood Toronto StudiosTim Bider – UnlessShane Boucher/Lisa Soper – The Blackcoat’s DaughterRocco Matteo – Undercover GrandpaAwakening the Zodiac – Lisa Soper BEST PICTURE EDITING – MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINI-SERIESDuncan Christie – The SwapTeresa De Luca – CardinalRoslyn Kalloo – Mary Kills People, Part 2Kye Meechan – ARQ OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN FAMILY SERIESPresented by William F. WhiteDean Bennett – Heartland, Episode 1009A Horse with No Rider Stefan Brogren – Degrassi: Next Class, Episode 310, #ImsleepPhil Earnshaw – Degrassi: Next Class, Episode 308, #IRegretNothingJ.J. Johnson – Annedroids, Episode 412/413, The Mother of Invention Twitter OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINI-SERIESPresented by deluxeHolly Dale – Mary Kills PeopleDaniel Grou – CardinalJ.J. Johnson – Odd Squad: The MovieMichel Poulette – Serialized Advertisement BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINI-SERIESPresented by Vanguarde Artists ManagementJean Bécotte – Brace for ImpactRob Gray – CardinalDoug McCullough – The SwapOleg Savytski – ARQ BEST SOUND EDITING – MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINI-SERIESAnne of Green Gables: Good Stars – Rob Ainsley, Vladimir Borissov, Steph Carrier, Janice Ierulli, Clive TurnerCardinal – Claire Dobson, Nelson Ferreira, Paul Germann, David McCallum, Jane TattersallOnce Upon a Murdoch Christmas – Mark Beck, Richard Calistan, Joseph Doane, Jonas KuhnemannSurviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le – Tom Bjelic, Dermain Finlayson, John Laing, Dale Lennon, Michael Mancuso, James Robb, Kevin Banks BEST SOUND EDITING – TELEVISION SERIESFrontier, Episode 104, Wolves – Janice Ierulli, Matthew Hussey, Alastair Gray, Mark Shnuriwsky, Clive Turner, Dave JohnsonSensitive Skin Episode 202 – Claire Dobson, Krystin Hunter, David McCallum, Jane Tattersall, Kevin BanksVikings, Episode 410, The Last Ship – Claire Dobson, Andrew Jablonski, David McCallum, Steve Medeiros, Brennan Mercer, Dale Sheldrake, Jane Tattersall, Yuri GorbachowX-Company, Episode 209, Butcher and Bolt – Richard Calistan, J.R. Fountain, Kevin Howard, Dashen Naidoo, Joe Mancuso, Jill Purdy, Nathan Robitaille BEST PICTURE EDITING – FEATURE FILMMark Arcieri – Awakening the ZodiacRon Sanders/Sandy Pereira – Mean DreamsDuff Smith – WeirdosDev Singh – Milton’s Secret BEST SHORT FILMYung Chang – GatekeeperJason Hreno – MotherlandJane Tattersall and Thomas Pepper – Tuesday 10:08 A.M.Jacquie Gould – Victory Square Advertisement OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY SERIESPresented by SIM Group James Genn – Kim’s Convenience, Episode 108, Best BeforeDon McKellar – Michael: Everyday, Hodophobia, Part 1Dawn Wilkinson – Kim’s Convenience, Episode 104, Frank and NayoungAleysa Young – Baroness Von Sketch Show, Episode 104, If the Killer is Watching The Awards will be presented at the annual Gala on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at The Carlu in Toronto. Hosted by Mary Walsh with special guestsThe 16th edition of the DGC Awards promises to be a special one. OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN FEATURE FILMPresented by TechnicolorErik Canuel – Undercover GrandpaBruce McDonald – WeirdosNathan Morlando – Mean DreamsKim Nguyen – Two Lovers and a BearJonathan Wright – Awakening the Zodiac DON HALDANE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDAnne Sirois BEST PICTURE EDITING – TELEVISION SERIESGeoff Ashenhurst – Penny Dreadful, Episode 9, The Blessed DarkDonald Cassidy – Vikings – Episode 414, In the Uncertain Hour Before the MorningChristopher Donaldson – Penny Dreadful, Episode 301, The Day Tennyson DiedJay Prychidny – Orphan Black, Episode 406, The Scandal of Altruism OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMATIC SERIESPresented by PanavisionKen Girotti – Pure, Episode 101, OrdinationRobert Lieberman – The Expanse, Episode 106, Rock BottomHelen Shaver – Vikings, Episode 405, PromisedDavid Wellington – Orphan Black, Episode 405, Human Raw Material BEST PICTURE EDITING – DOCUMENTARYCathy Gulkin – Where the Universe Sings: The Spiritual Journey of Lawren HarrisDanielle Hebscher – Protected Workshop 19 (Taller protegido 19)Jim Munro – All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception and The Spirit of I.F. StoneJeff Warren – Quebec My Country Mon Pays Advertisement The evening will feature a Nominees’ reception prior to the Awards ceremony.“Part of the DGC’s mandate is to celebrate excellence,” stated Tim Southam, National President, DGC. “And these nominations honour the women and men who have worked together to inspire and create exceptional works. It is especially important now to showcase Canada’s successes and I am proud to work side by side with these nominees.”DGC LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDPresented by ShaftesburyDon Shebib LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Facebook BEST SOUND EDITING – FEATURE FILMAwakening the Zodiac – Emilie Boucek, Mark DejczakThe Blackcoat’s Daughter – Allan Fung, Jesse Gillingham, Richard Harkness, Melissa HintonMean Dreams – Tom Bjelic, Mark Dejczak, Nathan Robitaille, Lorraine Samuel, Noam ShpieglerRatchet & Clank – Nelson Ferreira, J.R. Fountain, Dashen Naidoo, John D. Smithlast_img read more

West African countries call for permanent African seat on Security Council

27 September 2011West African countries today called for enlarging the 15-member Security Council to give their continent its due representation on the United Nations body whose decisions are legally binding, as opposed to the recommendations issued by the 193-member General Assembly. They also voiced full support for mediation as a means of pre-empting crises, the theme of this year’s Assembly annual general debate.“Negotiations for Security Council reform must be intensified with the adoption of a precise timetable for their conclusion,” Foreign Minister Nassirou Bako-Arifari of Benin told the Assembly, proposing 2015 as the target date for giving Africa permanent representation on an enlarged body.“It is time to put an end to this intolerable injustice which excludes a whole continent Africa, the only one, from the supreme decision-making body on international security.”He also called for reinforcing the operational capacities of the UN and regional organizations to face the world’s multiple crises. “At the global level we believe in the virtues of multilateralism; that’s why we have even more need for a UN which must be entrusted with a more decisive role in world governance, a UN which will be the spearhead for actions that will promote, within a framework of inclusion, lasting global solutions to all types of crises,” he said.Mr. Bako-Arifari also appealed for international help to fight piracy that has recently intensified off Benin’s coast in the Gulf of Guinea. Foreign Minister Djibrill Yipènè Bassolé of Burkina Faso Foreign Minister Djibrill Yipènè Bassolé of Burkina Faso said his country had been engaged for more than a decade in efforts to reform the UN “to allow it to conform with the exigencies of a world that is in full transformation.“For Burkina Faso, reform must take into account the interests of all Member States and increase the effectiveness of our Organization in handling peace and security, stability and development in all parts of the world,” he said.With regard to mediation he cited the role of Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaoré in helping to resolve crises in Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire and Togo.Foreign Minister Hamady Ould Hamady of MauritaniaMauritania’s Foreign Minister Hamady Ould Hamady called for Security Council reform that would include permanent representation for Africa and the Arab Group. “The Security Council must fairly reflect the will of the entire international community,” he said.He also noted that organized crime, such as kidnapping, terrorism, and drug, weapon and human trafficking, had been expanding for many years in the Sahara region, posing a threat to peace and stability. In cooperation with neighbouring countries, Mauritania had put a stop to the activities of those terrorist groups and made it impossible for them to move freely, he added. read more

Canadas withdrawal from Kyoto Protocol regrettable – UN climate official

13 December 2011Canada’s decision to withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol is surprising and regrettable, the United Nations climate change chief Christiana Figueres said today, calling on developed countries to meet the commitments they recently made at the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa. Canada’s decision to withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol is surprising and regrettable, the United Nations climate change chief Christiana Figueres said today, calling on developed countries to meet the commitments they recently made at the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa.“I regret that Canada has announced it will withdraw and am surprised over its timing,” said Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). “Whether or not Canada is a Party to the Kyoto Protocol, it has a legal obligation under the Convention to reduce its emissions, and a moral obligation to itself and future generations to lead in the global effort,” she said. “Industrialized countries, whose emissions have risen significantly since 1990, as is the case for Canada, remain in a weaker position to call on developing countries to limit their emissions.”Ms. Figueres urged developed countries to meet their responsibilities under the UNFCCC and “raise their ambition to cut emissions and provide the agreed adequate support to developing countries to build their own clean energy futures and adapt to climate change impacts they are already experiencing.”Last weekend, the 194 parties to the UNFCCC agreed on a package of decisions, known as the Durban Platform, which include the launch of a protocol or legal instrument that would apply to all members, a second commitment period for the existing Kyoto Protocol and the launch of the Green Climate Fund.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the new set of decisions, saying they represent a significant agreement that will define how the international community will address climate change in the coming years.“The Durban agreement to a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol represents the continued leaderships and commitment of developed countries to meet legally binding emission reduction commitments,” Ms. Figueres stressed. “It also provides the essential foundation of confidence for the new push towards a universal, legal climate agreement in the near future.” read more

Scrappage registrations total 395500 units

The scrappage scheme accounted for just 8.0% of all new car registrations in April, its lowest share since the scheme began. Since May 2009 the scheme has accounted for 18.1% of total new car sales, and in the second half of 2009 was regularly accounting for more than a fifth of total market volumes. Similarly the impact of the scheme has diminished in the LCV market, accounting for 2.1% of April volumes, compared with 3.7% over the May to April period.DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) May 2009 – April 2010 “The scrappage scheme ended in March and SMMT’s latest figures show that the majority of the 400,000 scrappage-funded vehicles have now been registered,” said SMMT chief executive, Paul Everitt. “The scheme helped support our economy and played a vital role in providing a much-needed boost to the UK automotive industry. Our latest registration forecasts suggest the 2010 market will perform better than expected, but will appear subdued compared to the peaks achieved during the scrappage scheme.” LCVs Registrations through SIS ·         388,540 new cars and 6,959 new LCVs had been registered through the Scrappage Incentive Scheme (SIS) by the end of April.·         Scrappage accounted for 8.0% of all new car and 2.1% of LCV registrations in April.·         Average CO2 emissions of a car bought through the scheme were 132.9g/km, over 27% below the scrapped car’s figure and 9.5% below the overall new car market average. 388,540 Total 6,959 Cars 395,499 read more

Del Lee Oveson

Del Lee Oveson, 45, of the Stanley Basin, Idaho, returned home unexpectedly to his Heavenly Father on September 3, 2019. He was born on Easter Sunday, April 14, 1974 in Provo, UT to Dave Lee and Margaret Oveson of Castle Dale, Utah.He was raised in Castle Dale, UT with his four siblings. In his youth he participated in rodeo, 4H, and boy scouts. The family later moved to Idaho and he graduated from Valley High School in Hazelton, ID in 1992 where he enjoyed playing football, basketball, running track, and his technical classes. He competed in speech and debate and was involved in student government. He graduated from the College of Southern Idaho in the field of agriculture.Del married Margaret Harvey of Challis, ID on Oct. 2, 1999. They have two children, Kylee Mae and Logan Dave. They were sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple on Feb. 15, 2001. They made their home at BusterBack Ranch in the Stanley Basin.Del came to the Stanley Basin in 1995 where he was employed by the Henslee’s at Salmon Falls Land and Livestock. Over the 25 years they worked together they became fast friends and part of the family. Del loved the Stanley Basin valley and the people in it, and they loved and respected him. Del was a man of his word and was absolutely reliable and was the type of person who would drop everything to help. Some unique characteristics he will be particularly remembered by were his quick wit and his dry sense of humor. He offered wisdom, guidance, and advice to many; you would always leave a better person after spending time with Del. He taught his children by example the values of hard work, honesty, and integrity.His family was not only the most important thing in his life, but they were lucky enough to also be part of the work crew on the ranch. Del hosted a large New Year’s Eve fireworks show every year. The family and valley will miss that tradition.He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in nearly every calling, and was currently serving in the branch presidency at the time of his passing. He truly loved working with the single adults.Del is survived by his wife and two children, as well as his parents of Lamont, ID and his siblings Dave (Janae) Oveson, Stephanie Van Dyke, Stacie (Darin) Thompson, and Summerlyn (Greg) Blackburn.The funeral service honoring Del’s life was held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel in Challis, Idaho. Interment followed in the Challis CemeteryStories, memories, experiences, or antidotes about your time with Del would be appreciated by the family if you would be willing to write them down and share them with his wife and children or may be shared at read more

University entrance system could be overhauled so students only apply after they

Students celebrate their A Level results at Brighton College in East Sussex Ucas, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, previously attempted to instigate a move to a post-qualification system but dropped the idea in 2012.At the time, university leaders claimed that the move would put too much pressure on admissions tutors by forcing them to consider hundreds of thousands of applications in just a few weeks over the summer.But there is now growing concern about the misuse of unconditional offers, with the number rising sharply. Students are now 30 times more likely to receive one than five years ago.Damian Hinds, the education secretary, said on Monday that he welcomes the review, adding that the rise in unconditional offers “may be symptomatic of wider issues within university admissions processes”.In a letter to Sir Michael Barber, the chair of the OFS, he said: “There is a need to establish whether current admissions processes serve the best interests of students”.The lifting of student number controls in England in 2015 gave universities free rein to recruit as many undergraduates as they see fit – but the move has led to accusations that they now act like businesses, seeking to maximise their revenue by recruiting as many students as possible.Fierce competition has emerged between universities to attract students, with sixth form pupils now offered places regardless of their exam results.Some institutions hand out “incentivised” offers, where they tell students that their offer will be unconditional but only if they accept it as their first choice university.The universities watchdog has previously warned that applying “psychological pressure” or “creating an impression of urgency” in decision making could be a potential breach of consumer protection law.The OfS published a report in January that examined the impact of unconditional offers on students’ decision making. It found that applicants who accept an unconditional offer are more likely to miss their predicted A-level grades by two or more grades.Headteachers have been increasingly concerned about the impact that unconditional offers have on student motivation and achievement.They have complained that students who are awarded unconditional offers “take their foot off the gas” because they are no longer concerned about their grades.The regulator’s admissions review will be launched this autumn, and is due to be completed in 2020.Universities UK has said it is working with Ucas to review guidance on unconditional offers.  “It is essential that admissions processes and policies are fair and transparent, underpinned by clear criteria and in the best interest of students,” they said. The university entrance system could be overhauled so students only apply after they have their A-level grades.The higher education watchdog, The Office for Students (OfS), is to launch a major review later this year into the university admissions system.It follows concern from ministers that universities have been engaging in “unethical” practises such as “pressure selling” unconditional offers to students. While the OfS cannot dictate how individual universities make their offers, they are able to change the structures that govern the admissions system.A review is likely to consider whether a post-qualifications admission system should be set up, where students only apply to university after receiving their A-levels.This would remove the problem of institutions handing out unconditional offers which can lead to students slacking with their school work since they have a university place guaranteed.It would also solve the solve the issue of unreliable predicted grades, where universities complain that teachers make unrealistic forecasts about what students are capable of achieving. Students celebrate their A Level results at Brighton College in East Sussex Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Lad making surprise Christmas visit home gets helping hand from Willie ODea

first_imgWILLIE O’DEA has saved Christmas!Well, he’s made one lad’s Christmas a little bit more festive after he loaned him his phone on the bus to make an important call.The young man – who we know only as ‘Paddy’ – was on the bus to Limerick from Dublin this morning, after making the epic trek home from Australia to surprise his family for Christmas.He had been travelling for 36 hours and sent a message to the Ray D’Arcy Show on Today FM using his iPad, telling them about his plans.The team there attempted to get in touch with him to hear his story but he was unable to take the call on his Aussie mobile.He messaged back:In stepped Willie, who was on the early bus home after staying in Dublin last night to appear on the Vincent Browne show on TV3.Deputy O’Dea told that he was “delighted” to help the lad out: I got talking to him and it turns out I know his family. I won’t say too much because I don’t want to give it away.‘Paddy’ told Ray that he hasn’t been home in six years and that his family think he’s spending Christmas in Sydney. He said he had just been emailing his Dad about setting up a Skype call for 25 December.Paddy’s true identity remains a mystery until the reunion with his family takes place. He said some of them are at work today but that some of them might have been listening to the show.As for Willie, he said he loves Christmas, but fears the unseasonably mild weather has given him the flu. Get well soon!Read: The Carlow house phone to Oz saga>The Folens Christmas annuals have had to be reprinted due to ‘exceptionally high’ demand>last_img read more

Enda off to Malta for EU meeting but Theresa May set to

first_img Friday 3 Feb 2017, 7:23 AM By Sean Murray As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: Short URL 12,243 Views Feb 3rd 2017, 7:23 AM TODAY, TAOISEACH ENDA Kenny will attend an EU heads of government summit in Valletta, Malta.Donald Trump, Brexit and migration are set to dominate the agenda, with UK Prime Minister Theresa May set to be excluded from the second part of the meeting to allow other EU leaders to discuss the way ahead after Britain leaves the bloc.According to a government statement, the Taoiseach will “call for a balanced approach to the many challenges facing us”.He will also seek out certain EU leaders individually, to highlight and explain Ireland’s concerns arising from Brexit.This informal gathering is the latest in a series of meetings called since Britain voted to leave the EU last June.The first part of the meeting, which all 28 leaders will attend, will focus on the migration crisis amid warnings of a new surge in people making the dangerous sea crossing from Libya.“Our main goal for the Malta summit is to stem the flow of irregular migration from Libya to Europe. This is the only way to stop people dying in the deserts and at sea,” EU President Donald Tusk said in Valletta yesterday.Theresa May will miss the second part when the other 27 discuss the way ahead after Brexit, including a flagship summit in Rome in March to mark the EU’s 60th anniversary.With doubts growing over the Trump administration’s commitment to the transatlantic alliance with Europe, the leaders will also discuss “international issues” facing the union.The leaders will agree steps to stop migrants taking boats in the first place, including help for the Libyan coastguard and border forces, according to a copy of a summit declaration seen by AFP.With rights groups warning about terrible conditions caused by people smugglers, other steps include helping Libyan communities to host migrants and working with the UN refugee agency and International Organisation for Migration, it says.But talk of a Turkey-style deal with Libya is impossible given the chaos following the 2011 toppling of Moamer Kadhafi, while plans for processing camps for migrants outside EU territory are not yet “mature”, an EU official said.“This is a very difficult, complicated route but there is no alternative to trying. More and more people are dying, so the status quo is not sustainable,” the official said.The Irish government statement added that “developing our external migration policy, in accordance with international law and human rights principles, is a priority for the EU”.With reporting from AFP.Read: UK MPs vote to back government Brexit billRead: ‘We are inescapably intertwined’: Ireland gets a whole section in Brexit plan Enda off to Malta for EU meeting but Theresa May set to be excluded All 28 EU leaders will attend today’s meeting in Malta, with Theresa May to be excluded from the afternoon session. Both Kenny and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will attend today’s meeting Image: Markus Schreiber AP/Press Association Images Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 32 Comments Image: Markus Schreiber AP/Press Association Images Both Kenny and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will attend today’s meeting Share159 Tweet Email last_img read more

Éjaculation précoce le médicament Priligy arrive en 2013

first_imgÉjaculation précoce : le médicament Priligy arrive en 2013 Selon le site, un médicament contre l’éjaculation précoce, déjà commercialisé dans d’autres pays d’Europe, devrait l’être en France l’année prochaine.Son nom : le Priligy. Son constituant essentiel : la dapoxétine, une molécule faisant partie de ces fameux “inhibiteurs sélectifs de la recapture de la sérotonine (SSRI)”, agissant sur certains neurotransmetteurs du cerveau. Sa fonction : soigner une affection qui touche près d’un homme sur quatre, l’éjaculation rapide, souvent appelée éjaculation précoce.À lire aussiAntihistaminique : qu’est-ce que c’est ? A quoi ça sert ?Déjà commercialisé en Italie, en Espagne et en Allemagne, ce médicament, le seul spécifiquement destiné à lutter contre ce genre de trouble – souvent dû à des causes psychologiques –, devrait être en vente en France à partir de début 2013. Il est censé multiplier par trois le temps durant lequel le sujet, sexuellement excité, peut se retenir de libérer son sperme.Mais attention, le pacte pour un plaisir prolongé peut coûter cher ! Insomnies, maux de tête, diarrhées ou vertiges peuvent parfois survenir : ce sont les effets indésirables observés chez 10 % des patients testés à la suite de la prise de dapoxétine. D’autre part, le médicament est contre-indiqué chez les malades hépatiques, les cardiaques et les personnes sous antidépresseur. Le 23 novembre 2012 à 17:30 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Twitch buys Curse chat platform heres why thats perfect

first_imgTwitch has just revealed that they’ve agreed to acquire Curse, a global multimedia and tech company. The details of the acquisition are unknown, but for a company looking to increase its community and get gamers chatting more easily, it makes absolute sense.See, this Curse is one you won’t mind getting. The company originally began as a single website that offered mods for World of Warcraft but expanded with databases and guide websites for popular titles such as League of Legends, Hearthstone, and Minecraft. Altogether the sites receive over 32 million monthly unique visitors, the truly exciting thing about the company is its simply named product, Curse. The recently updated Curse client app allows for text and voice chat that works in coordination with your games, along with other social tools and features, making it easier to play with your teams and stream online.“This acquisition will help provide gamers with the tools and resources they need to achieve the ultimate gaming experience, a mission shared by both Twitch and Curse,” said the Twitch Team in a blog. “Together Curse and Twitch will help gamers connect, interact, and share information with one another.” Curse is aimed at ease of use, and for that it’s been highly acclaimed. With it you can easily find friends through Steam,, Skype, and specific game titles, and communicate with them across all platforms, including mobile. It offers a customizeable game overlay that integrates with your session and sits right on top of it, meaning that it won’t interrupt your matches. You can use the overlay to adjust all the chat settings without having to alt-tab out of it. The client tries to minimize CPU usage so games can run at their maximum potential.Curse also offers tools for streamers that allow them to do pools and giveaways, as well as access analytics data to see how to improve their videos.Everything Curse does is aimed at improving the streaming experience, so it makes absolute sense for Twitch to buy them. Future details on just what this means for the Twitch community will be incoming, but for now if you’re interested to see what the hype is all about, you can check out Curse on their site here. It’s amazing what a company can do when it has Amazon money backing it up.last_img read more

Gracia accepts the referees decision

first_imgNathaniel Chalobah was fouled in the penalty area by Ryan Bertrand, but the official did not award a penalty kick for WatfordWatford F.C. traveled to Southampton yesterday and ended up tying 1-1 in the English Premier League match.But there was a moment when Nathaniel Chalobah was fouled in the penalty area and many believed he should have been awarded a penalty kick.And the referee Simon Hooper decided Gulls’ Ryan Bertrand did not commit a foul.“To be honest, I didn’t see from my position,” said Gracia to the club’s official website.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“It is impossible to know what happened, but after asking Chalobah, he told me it was clear. Maybe the game changes from that moment. But I prefer to support the referee’s decision. Their job is difficult and I accept the decision.”“It was a difficult game for us. We started well, we created some chances, we missed them and after that Southampton played better. They created chances, scored one goal,” he added.“We were improving after that and in the second half we showed character and ambition to try and score to get a better result.”“We scored the goal and maybe we had the chance to score again,” Gracia explained“I know it wasn’t the best game but we are keeping a good level, competing well, creating today more chances than the opponents, more shots, more possession. It is not enough, but it is something good for us. We are competing well and I am proud of my players.”last_img read more

iSmart Shankar box office collection in USA premieres Puri film turns 2nd

first_imgiSmart ShankarTwitterDirector Puri Jagannadh’s iSmart Shankar made a decent collection at the USA box office in the premiere shows on Wednesday. The film has emerged as the second biggest opener for Ram Pothineni.Puri Jagannadh has made a huge fanbase in the USA for himself, by working with popular actors like Pawan Kalyan and Mahesh Babu. He has teamed up with young actor Ram Pothineni, who also boasts of good fan following in the country. Both of them have suffered setbacks with back to back flops in recent years, but the promos of the first combo film have grabbed many eyeballs and created a curiosity about it.Great India Films, which has earlier distributed blockbusters like Baahubali 2 and Maharshi, acquired the overseas theatrical rights of iSmart Shankar for a whopping price. The distribution house released it in a decent number of screens across the USA in a bid to cash in the hype surrounding the film. It also held preview shows on several screens in the country a day before it hit the screens in India.Having decent advance booking, the Ram Pothineni starrer opened to very good response with some screens witnessing 100 percent occupancy. As per early trends, iSmart Shankar has collected $51,677 at the USA box office in the premiere shows and this number is likely to increase when the final figures are revealed. It has become the second biggest opener for the actor after Vunnadi Okate Zindagi ($105,000).Jeevi tweeted, “#iSmartShankar collects $51,677 from 55 locations in USA with per location average of $940. It’s a decent opening considering the genre.  This is Ram’s 2nd biggest USA premieres number after Vunnadi Okate Zindagi (which had the benefit of moviepass) #VunnadiOkateZ – $105k.”iSmart Shankar deals with double dhimak concept and Puri Jagannadh has laced it with mass elements. The movie has been successful in striking a chord with the audience. Ram’s terrific performance and makeover and Puri Jagan’s trademark dialogues and direction and Mani Sharma’s background score are the highlights of the film. The word of mouth is expected to boost its collection over the weekend.last_img read more

Trump Decries Unfair Treatment By Media During Commencement Speech

first_img12:25 p.m.President Donald Trump is telling graduates of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy that no other politician has been treated more unfairly by the media. But he says, “you cannot let them get you down.”Trump is offering his advice at the academy’s commencement in Connecticut, telling the graduates that they will find that “things are not always fair.” But Trump says, “you have to put your head down and fight, fight, fight.”The president says they can’t let the critics get in the way of their dreams.Trump was speaking amid reports that he appealed to then FBI Director James Comey to shut down the bureau’s investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn earlier this year.He made no mention of Comey in his speech.___12:15 p.m.President Donald Trump is congratulating graduates of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy for choosing military service.Trump says the 195 graduates at the academy in New London, Connecticut, could have gone to school anywhere and ended up with fewer responsibilities by comparison.He says they instead chose a “very noble mission.” He defines that mission as saving lives, defending the homeland and protecting America’s interests around the world.Trump calls the choice to attend the U.S. Coast Guard Academy a “good choice.”He says they will help secure U.S. borders, partner with allies, pursue terrorists, stop drug smugglers and keep out “all who seek to do harm to our country.”___11:25 a.m.President Donald Trump has arrived in Connecticut to address graduates of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.The president’s appearance Wednesday comes amid reports that Trump personally appealed to now-fired FBI Director James Comey to abandon the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.The allegations are based on notes Comey wrote after he met with Trump earlier this year. Associates shared the contents of Comey’s notes with the media.The White House has denied the reports.Trump is scheduled to give the commencement address for the newest crop of soon-to-be commissioned Coast Guard officers.It is the president’s second appearance before graduates this commencement season. Last Saturday, Trump addressed graduates of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Sharelast_img read more

This New York Times journalist had her article censored in Qatar

first_imgNew York Times journalist Shannon Sims recently covered an art show. The title of the piece was ‘A Fire Killed 32 at a New Orleans Gay Bar. This Artist Didn’t Forget.’ What Sims didn’t expect was to see a blank box where her article should have been in the Qatar edition of The Times.What happened?‘One Thursday morning, days after an article I had written for The New York Times’s Arts section had run, I received a message from a contact in Doha, Qatar, alerting me to a haunting image circulating the web. The image showed The Times, opened to the Culture section. But beneath the Culture heading, where my article was supposed to appear, there was instead a large, white, empty box. Most of the page was blank,’ Sims wrote. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- ‘I stared at the image; I had never seen a newspaper with a big blank box in place of an article. And as my eyes scrolled to the bottom of the big white box, they widened. There, in small type, was a note: “The Opinion piece, ‘A Fire Killed 32 at a New Orleans Gay Bar. This Artist Didn’t Forget,’ by by Shannon Sims, is exceptionally removed from the Doha edition of The New York Times International Edition. It is available on the web at”’Sims’ reaction‘The note seemed strange for a variety of reasons. For one, I hadn’t written an opinion piece, but instead a reported article about an art show. There was the accidental use of “by” twice. But, above all, the note stood out because it seemed to suggest that my article had been censored. But by whom? And how? And, most important, why?’‘The article covered a New Orleans museum show as a whole, but focused on one artist’s contribution: an exhibit exploring an overlooked, dark chapter of the history of the L.G.B.T.Q. community in New Orleans. The artist, Skylar Fein, researched the tragic killing of 32 people at a gay bar in 1973, and he recreated both the feeling of the bar and the limited — and sometimes homophobic — news coverage around it at the time.’‘The article featured images of Mr. Fein’s exhibit and the artist shot by a local photographer, William Widmer. Though the images may be suggestive (a shirtless man, for example), they are not explicit. In fact, the article was similar in many ways to other Arts pieces that have been published in The Times, and not particularly edgy.’‘Nevertheless, although the article appeared in print editions of The Times around the world, it was “exceptionally removed” by the printer in Doha, Qatar.’ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Censoring issuesAccording to Stephen Dunbar-Johnson, the president of international for The New York Times Company, The Times partners with local printers around the world for their international edition. While this works ‘perfectly well’ in most markets, Dunbar-Johnson noted there are about three markets with censorship issues — Qatar being one of them.Dunbar-Johnson pointed to other instances of censorship over the years in places like the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, and Pakistan. In these instances, either an entire article or certain sections/pictures were ‘blacked out,’ sometimes with permanent marker.Like in Sims’ case, the issue tends to revolve around ‘sensitive’ content. In Pakistan, however, they will censor articles they believe may put the journalist in life-threatening situations. There have been instances of journalists being killed in the country.In Thailand, according to Dunbar-Johnson, the printer was threatening not to distribute the paper. Now, subscribers in the country receive The Times a day or more late. In China, The Times website has been blocked for many years. Print editions are shipped to Hong Kong before going to mainland China for censorship. About once a month, The Times isn’t distributed in China at all.Not the fault of The Times‘I must stress we never ever self-censor. We never make a decision about what goes into The New York Times based on what any government in the world says,’ Dunbar-Johnson told Sims.Instead, this censorship is due to local printers following the rules and regulations of their governments.While the Qatari printers didn’t respond to Sims’ request for comment, it can be implied the censorship was a result of the LGBTI content. In Qatar, homosexuality is still criminalized.ResponsesJustin D. Martin, a professor of journalism at Northwestern University’s Doha campus, has never seen any censorship issues on the scale of Qatar’s. In fact, when he picked up this issue of The Times in Qatar, he thought the blank spaces were a printing error.‘Any reader can see that this is a tactless censorship, especially because The New York Times has that comment at the bottom,’ Martin told Sims. Additionally, the full article is still available on The Times website.‘It is incredibly dumb of these governments to do this,’ Dunbar-Johnson said, ‘because it just gets people to read the pieces they have taken offense to.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Icons in LGBTI history and today share their pivotal stories in 29 portraitsMy sketchy experience emailing this anti-LGBTI author11 photographs of naked men in a boxRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more

NYC Cos Marshall looking to ramp up Canadian market

first_img NEW YORK — NYC & Company has named John Marshall as Director, Tourism Development, Established Markets, serving the U.S. and Canada.Marshall will drive leisure travel to New York City’s five boroughs from these key visitor markets, reporting to Reginald Charlot, Managing Director, Tourism Development for Established Markets and working together with the organization’s travel trade representatives in Toronto.“As a lifelong New Yorker, it is an honor to join NYC & Company and represent the destination in this role. With countless new developments and beloved classics across all five boroughs, I look forward to sharing my hometown with visitors and engaging key members of the trade to further drive travel from the USA and Canada,” he said.Marshall joins NYC & Company with more than a decade of industry experience at Top of the Rock Observation Deck, where he advanced from Customer Care Representative to Sales Manager, overseeing domestic, Canadian and student travel markets.More news:  Beep, beep! Transat hits the streets with Cubamania truckMost recently he worked as Director of Sales at NFL Experience Times Square, where he was responsible for developing and implementing domestic and international group and FIT tourism strategy.Last year New York City welcomed a record 62.8 million travellers. That figure covered 49.7 million domestic and 13.1 million international visitors, including 970,000 Canadian travellers. NYC & Co.’s Marshall looking to ramp up Canadian market Thursday, July 26, 2018 Posted by Tags: New York City, NYC & Companycenter_img Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Sharelast_img read more

Trulia Appoints CMO Ahead of Marketing Campaign

first_img February 21, 2014 476 Views In preparation for the launch of its first-ever national marketing campaign, Trulia announced the appointment of Kira Wampler as chief marketing officer (CMO).Wampler comes to Trulia from Lytro, where she served as VP of product and marketing. There, she adopted a strategic and data-driven go-to-market strategy, launching the company and the light field camera category to critical acclaim.For Trulia, her job will be to lead marketing initiatives for and increase the growth of the company’s award-winning products.“After thorough research and testing, we feel confident that we can extend our brand, drive even higher levels of engagement and deliver a more compelling ROI to our subscribers through a national marketing campaign,” said Pete Flint, CEO and co-founder of Trulia. “With the addition of Kira as Trulia’s first CMO and Steve Hafner of Kayak joining our board, we have the experienced team in place to extend our brand through a national advertising campaign.”“I’m thrilled to join Trulia and excited to create and launch high impact programs to reach and activate Trulia’s uniquely engaged consumer audience,” Wampler added. “We have defined a consumer-driven and authentic approach to our marketing efforts, allowing us to break through in the category.” Share Movers & Shakers Trulia 2014-02-21 Tory Barringercenter_img in Headlines, News, Technology Trulia Appoints CMO Ahead of Marketing Campaignlast_img read more

Related New agreement to see more flights to Austr

first_img RelatedNew agreement to see more flights to AustraliaNew agreement to see more flights to AustraliaGreen Skies: Environmentally Friendly FlyingSkyscanner investigates flying and the environmentOpen Skies opens new chapter in transatlantic competitionA historic corner has been turned in transatlantic aviation, with the EU-US Open Skies agreement now operative. The EU has taken a hardline stance on carbon emissions, issuing an ultimatum to the American government and throwing the second stage of the Open Skies agreement into jeopardy.EU transport commissioner Jacques Barrot has demanded that the American carriers join the EU emissions trading scheme or an equivalent, while dismissing the case for details on European passengers overflying the US being submitted to Washington.Reiterating the importance of emissions trading schemes in order to limit the aviation industry’s carbon footprint, Barrot said: “It’s always possible to imagine reducing the number of flights or suspending certain rights.”Referring to a source within the US Congress environment committee, he added: “He told me that attitudes are changing. Particularly with Bush and Cheney gone, there is a real hope of things moving on.”The new EU-US Open Skies agreement is set to come into effect at the end of March, permitting airlines to fly any routes between the two zones, but the European Commission’s (EC) stance suggests it is fully willing to withhold the privilege from American transatlantic carriers should Washington fail to cooperate over emissions.Barrot’s stance may aggravate existing friction between the US and Europe over visa regulations, with the EC recently criticising the American government for courting the Czech Republic in a bid to secure a first bilateral agreement.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more